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10 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne During Lockdown This Weekend

By Claryss Kuan
22nd Jul 2021

The gloomy weather and the extended lockdown might have you feeling a little glum, but we’re here to put a pep in your step and tell you about the limited edition menu collaborations, the personalised wines that you can get delivered to your doorstep, and the digital festival you can tune into from your home—close your eyes and listen for just long enough, and you might even forget there are at least another five days of lockdown ahead.

Here are the best 10 things to do in Melbourne during lockdown this weekend:

Splendour XR

If you were bummed about the amount of festivals being cancelled, Splendour in the Grass makes up for it with this digital two-day festival, with a spectacular line up featuring well-known international and local artists. Catch the likes of Khalid, The Killers, Charli XCX, Chvrches and The Jungle Giants in the comfort of your own home and pretend you’re in the mosh pit screaming your heart out.

THE DETAILS

When: 2pm until 2am, Saturday 24 July until Sunday 25 July 
Where: Online
For more information,
click here.

Mr Miyagi x Frank’s One Night Stand

Available for two days only, Mr Miyagi brings his signature Feed Me Now feast to Frank’s in Cheltenham on Friday evening, and Levi in Murrumbeena on Saturday evening, for you to pick up and indulge at home. With their takeaway packages including the delicacies they’re known for, such as mushroom baos, prawn and ginger dumplings and their signature salmon nori tacos, what better way to wash it down than with a complimentary bottle of wine. Pre-order now before they sell out. 

THE DETAILS

When: Friday 23 July and Saturday 24 July
Where:
Frank’s, 97 Cavanagh Street, Cheltenham and Levi, 6 Railway Parade, Murumbeena 
For more information, click here.

$3 Films From Three Melbourne Cinemas

Netflix and other streaming services just don’t feel the same as going to the cinema. For all the movie enthusiasts that were going to catch a film this weekend, Lido, Cameo and Classic Cinemas are holding a special lockdown sale that lets you rent more than twenty just-released films for just $3 each. Popcorn and movie nights incoming. 

THE DETAILS

When: Various times
Where: Online
For more information, click here for
Lido, Cameo and Classic Cinema sales. 

DIY Kokedama Kit

It doesn’t matter if your whole apartment is filled with plants, you’ve always got space for one more. Kokedama is essentially creating a moss ball with a plant, which can be hung or placed anywhere, and The Plant Whisperer’s Kokedama kit has everything you need for your own. If you want more information about how to care for your new plants, check out the Plant Parenthood 101 online class this weekend. 

THE DETAILS

When: 10:30am until 12:30 pm, Sunday 25 July
Where: Online
For more information,
click here for the Kokedama kit, and here for the class.

Amaru x Auterra Lockdown Menu

This five-course collaboration between the sister wine bars Amaru and Auterra has us truly thankful. Pamper yourself with dishes like oysters paired with burnt cucumber and blood lime, aged quail with grilled marron and celeriac and to finish, a beautiful wagyu caramel. The decadent meal only requires heating to recreate a five-star dining experience at home, with detailed instructions provided.

THE DETAILS

When: 5pm until 7pm, Thursday 22 July until Sunday 25 July
Where:
Amaru, 1121 High Street, Armadale
For more information, click here.

Milk The Cow’s Cheese & Booze Hampers

An essential throughout lockdown, Milk the Cow has brought together hampers containing a range of decadent cheese that perfectly pair with whatever alcohol your heart desires. From sparkling wine to gin or whisky and even a hamper especially for new mums, these bundles of joy are perfect for a gift or as a personal reward for getting through this week. 

THE DETAILS

For more information, click here.

Flash Forward

Walk through a linked network of laneways decorated by more than 80 creatives and be amazed at the transformation of Melbourne’s historic lanes. With some art installations already displayed and more performances to follow post-lockdown, have a look at how these iconic laneways come to life in different ways if it’s within your 5km radius. 

THE DETAILS

For more information, click here.

Good Pair Days’ Curated Wines

If you’re not near any bottle shops but want to try out a new variety of wines, do us a favour and check out Good Pair Days. Take a simple quiz created by a 3-time Sommelier of the Year to figure out your individual taste palate and the team will curate different wines for you, based on what you enjoy and your budget. An opportunity to do your own personal wine tasting at home.

THE DETAILS

For more information, click here.

Parrwang Lifts The Sky

The Wadawurrung Country story of Parrwang the Magpie is brought to life at the Victorian Opera, based on the traditional tale of how magpies were the creators of the first dawn. With Deborah Cheetham leading the extremely talented cast, you’ll now be able to watch and be immersed in this incredible performance from your home. 

THE DETAILS

When: Saturday 19 June until Sunday 19 December
Where: Online
For more information,
click here.

Hillvale’s Outdoor Photography Exhibition

Hillvale, one of Melbourne’s independent photo labs, has revamped the streets of Brunswick and Brunswick East with an outdoor exhibition compiling the best-submitted pictures. As this exhibition is titled Another Thing To Look At While You’re Out Getting Groceries, definitely take the title as advice if you’re in the 5km bubble. 

THE DETAILS

For more information, click here.

Keep yourself fed during lockdown with these bars, restaurants and cafes doing takeaway.

Image credit: Unsplash

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